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. >>> we are continuing to follow the breaking news of the major earthquake in japan where a tsunami has flooded the northeast and more than 50 countries in the pacific on alert for a tsunami including the west coast of the u.s. and canada. in the last hour, tsunami warning sirens have been going off in hawaii bracing for a tidal we've. the 8.9 earthquake one of the biggest to hit japan. the prime minister there calling for calm. the government calling for international assistance and the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >>> we'll continue to monitor that throughout the morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. tucker barnes with us here with a look at our forecast as we get things moving on a friday morning. >> good morning. much improvement today after last night got very interesting. we had severe thunderstorm warnings, a lot of heavy rain. all of that oust here and now we are looking at some sunshine. >> that will be good. >> quieter weather and spring- like conditions around here. we've been promising it all week. by tomorrow, it will be ab
to northwest. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> let's get the latest on the disaster in japan. tension is still high as officials are racing to avoid another catastrophe in the quake-damaged nuclear plant. a second fire broke out at one of the reactors sending out high levels of radiation in the atmosphere. it forced emergency workers to temporarily flee. >> we get more from sherry ly with the latest on what is happening. >> reporter: japan's emperor went on television calling the nuclear crisis unpredictable and saying he is deeply concerned and hopes things will not get worse. workers are trying to avert a catastrophe but the surge in radiation forced them to material suspend their efforts to stop a meltdown. they are considering spraying water and boric acid over the plant to cool the reactors and contain the radiation. a reactor fire went off today. workers were forced to leave. since friday's earthquake, three of the reactors at the fukushima dai-ichi power plant had explosions. many fuel rods are damaged and japanese television reports the cores of two reactors have part
's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> the latest now on the disafter ther in japan. there was a third explosion and a fire at the same nuclear plant that has had problems since fry's earthquake. the government is warning of high levels of radiation leaking from that plant. let's get to sherry ly live in the newsroom. >> reporter: the japanese government has warned that radiation levels around that planted are harmful to people and ordered 140,000 people within 20 miles to now seal themselves indoors. elevated radiation levels were reported in tokyo 170 miles south of the damaged nuclear plant but officials say it is too small to threaten the 39 million people living there. as far as the earthquake, the death toll is now topping 2700 people. four reactors at the fukushima dai-ichi plant are leaking dangerous levels of radiation reported 100 times normal levels. there was radioactivity released directly into the atmosphere fueling panic in japan. official estimates now that the death toll will reach more than 10,000 people following that earthquake and tsunami. days later, waves of bodi
. >>> in japan, rescue workers are using chain saws and hand picks to dig out bodies in japan's devastated coastal region. as mary ann rafferty shows us, there was a second explosion at a nuclear plant. we can take a look at some of the photos here coming in. we are having trouble with mary ann's audio. we'll pass that along to you in a little bit. the fairfax county urban search and rescue team on the ground in japan with other humanitarian aid on the way. their mission is to help people found out at sea in addition to under the rubble. american navy bases are close to the quake zone helping with efforts there. the u.s. sent one other urban search and rescue team. that team is from los angeles. of course, our coverage will be online on myfoxdc.com. let's check back in with mary ann after -- rafferty with a look at japan. >> there was a loud bang followed by white smoke and a third reactor of the power planted. it is likely that a hydrogen explosion occurred. >> reporter: authorities have been frantically trying to cool the plant down following a system failure in the wake of a massive ea
on the disaster in japan, japan is now asking the united states for help in stopping the crisis at the nuclear plant. the chief of the united nations atomic energy agency is calling the disaster a quote race against the clock that demands global cooperation. on the ground military trucks are spraying the reactors with water for a second day. many are worried about the radiation and more americans are returning home. >> reporter: the lines at the tokyo airport are long. for some the fear of being exposed to harmful radiation has become too much to handle. >> we've been advised by the u.s. ambassador and by a nuclear expert friend of mine that we should get out for now. otherwise, we wouldn't leave, because we love it here. we don't want to leave. >> it's for my children i'm scared. >> reporter: some flights from japan are bringing trace amounts of radiation with them, including o'hare and chicago. >> does it concern you that they've found trace radiation levels on peoplecoming back on these planes from japan from tokyo? >> well i guess i didn't know that. so yeah that is a little concerning. su
of the on time traffic. >>> the disaster in japan, the united states now chartering flights to get americans out of japan because of dangers posed by radiation. >>> helicopter crews have been dropping sea water over the plant. but they can only hover 40 minutes at a time. >>> police are getting ready to use water trucks to spray water on the reactors from the found. all of the reactors are in trouble and u.s. officials say it's more serious than the worst u.s. accident in u.s. history. >> the events unholding in -- unfolding in japan incidents actually appear to be more serious than three mile island. to what extent we don't really know now. >> they are also working this morning to restore electricity to the plant to restart the cooling system. >>> also other earthquakes that occurred. two felt in chile in canada, no damage there. another in the south pacific about 1,000 miles east of australia. it was 17 miles under the sea floor and officials say there was no danger in this case of a tsunami. >>> now to a developing story out of montgomery county. there was an explosion outside after a home th
of manassas headed in towards centreville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> in japan seawater has the highest levels of radiation found soy far. more than 3,000 times what who be considered to be normal. meanwhile, the president of the company that runs the power planted is in the hospital for high blood pressure. the united states is helping engineers cool the overheating reactors. the energy department sending row boosts and radiation resistant cameras into the plant -- robots and radiation resistant cameras into the plant. >>> there are new clues in the hit and run that killed a man in a wheelchair. d.c. police have released the name and model of the car they are looking for. they say 55-year-old gary green was hit by a silver toyota camry either 2000 or 2001 model year. that accident happened on benning road on march 12th. >>> a maryland teenager is in custody and facing charges for bringing a loaded gun into school. frederick county sheriffs and public schools officials say the 15-year-old student took a 22 caliber revolver to
to face those murder charges. back to you. >>> turning now to the disaster in japan, workers were evacuated after spoke was spotted rising from one of the reactors. they are having some success in cooling other le actors. they are trying to deal with a build-up of pressure inside one of the reactor f they relieve the pressure, more radioactive clouds who be released in the air. they are praying more water on the reactors and at this point, they are cooling down. >> similar to the survey done yesterday, the results indicate that the storage pools for spent fuel rods were all under 100 degrees. >> also this morning, japan's nuclear safety agency says the operator failed to make crucial inspections in the week leading up to the disaster. >>> u.s. defense secretary robert gates is in russia today. secretary gates says he wants to east moscow's worries over missile defense shield in europe. this is expected to be his final visit as u.s. defense secretary. gates plans to retire this summer. >>> a tragic reminder about gun safety this morning. a little boy is dead police have questions
of japan as worker try to get that crippled nuclear power plant under control. why several of the works are had to be rushed to the hospital. >>> details of these massive flames as we check the headlines. ♪ [ female announcer ] why choose between delicious or 100 calories? ♪ with yoplait delights, now you can finally have both. ♪ it's the perfect parfait, with two indulgently rich layers of chocolate and raspberry yogurt and only 100 calories. yoplait delights. get rid of the "or." >>> making headlines this morning ark fire at miami international airport. this happened late last night. take a look at that video there. it is an area where fuel is stored. about 50 units were called to the scene to battle that fire and crews were automobile to get it under control at around 1:00 in the morning. the flame were not near the runway or terminals and there are no reports of any injuries. but one flight was delayed for about 45 minutes. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >>> in the disaster in japan, three workers were exposed to radiation leaking from the damaged nuclear
. thank you very much. let's get the latest now on the disaster in japan. officials at the damaged nuclear plant think radiation in seawater may be spreading a lot farther north than they first thought. they say highly radioactive iodine has been leaking from the crippled reactors at the planted and is fining its way into the ocean. managers are dealing with increases problems at the plant from not having a place to store the dangerous water to miscalculating radiation figures. >>> and there are fears in california that a ship may have brought radiation to the west coast. it left the port of yokohama three days after the devastating quake and tsunami. it is now in oakland and many are wondering if it has radiation. the coast guard says ships that stay 50 miles away from the plant should be okay but ships coming from japan are being monitored. >>> more fallout from the nuclear disaster in japan. airborne radioactive materials were first detect on the west coast. now, an even more dilute amount has been found in maryland. the state said it will pay special attention to food, water, milk and
japan here in the united states. traces of radiation have turned up in some milk. this as a team of specialized marine from our area get set to head to the nuclear emergency zone. details coming up next. you are watching fox 5 morning news.  mary! hey! wow, you look great! thanks! it's this new wish yourself thin program. i just wish it and it happens. it's probably those fiber one bars you're eating. i know they help me stick to my diet. the bars are 90 calories and the fiber helps you feel full. 90 calories and high fiber. so that's why this diet thing is working. but it's weird because my wish for lorenzo came true. [ male announcer ] fiber one 90 calorie bars. hungry no. results yes. >>> news reports say a contingent of 155 marines from maryland now will held to japan. they are from the chemical, biological incident response force. they are specially trained in decontaminating people and monitoring radiation levels. the team will not help in cooling the reactors though. >>> very low levels of radiation turned up in a sample of milk from washington st
warning concerning radiation and the water supply in japan. >>> plus, more problems at the damaged nuclear power plant. up next, we'll newest developme the time right now 5:07. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy low-fat yogurt, mcdonald's strawberry-banana and wild berry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> six people were killed in protests in syria after new clashes broke out in the southern part of country yesterday, the single deadliest day since the protastes began last week. riot police launched an attack on protesters and destroyed a mosque the demonstrators had been hiding in. >>> now to what is happening in japan. there have been several new developments while you slept. officials in tokyo warning people not to give tap water to babies as radio active iodine was found to be twice the recommended level. the u.s. food and drug administration banning imports of milk because of radiation fears. black smoke has been seen coming from reactor number three. the death toll
without pay. >>> growing radiation fears in japan this morning. coming up next, what officials now worry may have happened to the crippled nuclear power plant and why crews there stopped working again overnight. we'll be right back.  my "me time" is when i thought i parked on level 2. or maybe 8? my "me time" is when there's a 10% chance of rain! [ cellphone rings ] my "me time" is when he doesn't get the hint. ♪ my "me time"... [ bang ] is when everybody's takin' shots at me. [ male announcer ] discover you time anytime. mccafé your day with a mcdonald's frappé. smooth and icy caramel or mocha blended just for you and topped with a decadent drizzle. "me time"! [ male announcer ] the simple joy of a frappé. ♪ >>> nato is take being over enforcement of the no-fly zone. nato alliance voted yesterday to protect civilians. the u.s. military will still provide support for combat missions that target ghadafi's ground forces. it took nato allies several days of hard bargaining to accept command of the no-fly zone. secretary of state hillary clinton says all 28 nations in nato
killings and how it may be linked to earlier fights. >>> the latest on the nuclear worries in japan. the officials there say the situation is, quote, very grave. we are checking headlines next. pe3q my busy family, the family with thousands of odors. like boomer, our boxer. our leftovers... from last night. and then there's phil. oh phil. but for every odor our new air wick odor detect uses the latest smart odor sensor technology. the first air freshener that detects thousands of odors then automatically releases a burst of freshness... that can keep up with this family, and yours. 3q nc >>> toxic plutonium is seeping from the damaged nuclear plant in japan. the officials are calling the situation, quote, very grave and confirm that highly toxic plutonium is leaking from one of the crippled reactors. they found small amounts in several places outside the plant. the mrgers stress it is not a risk to the people but the plutonium supports suspicions that radioactive water is leaking from damaged fuel rods siemplet domino's pizza delivery man was shot in se
. >>> a lot more for you this morning including an update of what is happening in japan. details of what workers were able to do at the damaged nuclear power plant and the first nonamerican victim of the disasters. she is from virginia. >>> residents living nearby told to stay indoors near a chemical plant. we'll have details coming up.  [ bob ] i'd love to build bird houses for the rest of my life. so i've got to take care of my heart. for me cheerios is a good place to start. [ male announcer ] to keep doing what you love, take care of your heart with cheerios. the whole grain oats can help lower cholesterol. love your heart so you can do what you love. that's ever happened to cinnamon. introducing cinnamon burst cheerios. 20% daily value of fiber bursting with the delicious taste of cinnamon. new cinnamon burst cheerios. prepare your taste buds. >>> an explosion at a chemical plant in louisville, kentucky. this happened last night and involved calcium carbide which can be dangerous for you breathe it in. four workers were taken to the hospital. one of them died. residents in the are
, are still free. it will cost you $5 to attend the street fair event put on by the japan-america society of washington. children 12 and younger can still enter for free. if you are hold older than 12, you have to cough up the $5 this year. >> washington in the spring. >> that is the place to be. >> herschel walker just arrived. >> i see. >> can't wait to hear from him this morning. stick around for that. we will be talking to steve in just a few minutes. >> we'll breeze our way through the weather and get to that. we'll have a fine day today. yesterday, we had a cool day as expected. take a look at yesterday's high temperatures only in the 40s. reagan national, 47 degrees. dulles international, 47. bwi marshall made it up to 49 degrees so we didn't quite get to the 50-degree mark that we thought we might make. . it is a cold start to the day. fred rucksburg is at 35 degrees. out to our west, winchester, 38 -- fredericksburg is at 35- degree. out to our west, winchester, 38. eastern u.s. is cloud-free. certainly precipitation-free. there is some lingering snow up in upstate new york. that
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